Mumbai Cong gears up for BMC polls
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 22:12
Mumbai: Members of Mumbai Pradesh Mahila Congress today received lessons on issues like eligibility criteria, code of conduct during ensuing BMC elections, from senior party leaders, at a training workshop here.

The activists were guided on working at grassroots level, communicating with electorates and addressing public grievances and expectations, at the event, attended by Union ministers Kumari Selja, Krishna Tirth and All India Mahila Congress chief Anita Verma.

The workshop dwelt on how the 50 per cent reservation for women in the elections would benefit them and the party, MRCC president Kripashankar Singh said.

A seminar on political empowerment and training convention to guide aspiring women candidates for election was held, in suburban Vile Parle.

Mumbai Pradesh Mahila Congress has recognised the need to train and prepare aspiring women in political arena.

"Most of the speakers urged the Congress party workers to groom themselves for leadership posts and ensuing elections to local self-government bodies," Janet D?Souza, President of Mumbai Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee said.

Enhancement of reservation for women in panchayats will facilitate more women to enter the public sphere and this will lead to further empowerment of women and also make panchayats more inclusive institutions, thereby improving governance and public service delivery, she said.


First Published: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 22:12

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